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Derek Bailey (b. 29 January 1930, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Britain, d. 25 Dec 2005, London, Britain) established the business week/celebration in 1977 and, despite all of the odds, several adjustments of place and the casual annual hiccup, the unpredictability of its economic success (or elsewhere) it continued to be going, solid and ever-surprising, in to the early 00s. Bailey’s idea was to gather musicians using a shared curiosity about improvisation, as well as the label they laboured under (jazz or not really: Bailey wished to steer clear of the name) was unimportant. He’d assemble a assortment of musicians and find out what occurred, the music artists themselves developing and dissolving playing products because the week continued. Potentially a formula for devastation, the results had been never significantly less than interesting, and frequently marvelous. Music from lots of the sessions was documented and released on Bailey’s Incus label.

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Albums Straight Shooter, Run with the Pack, Desolation Angels, Holy Water, Burnin' Sky, Dangerous Age, Bad Company, Here Comes Trouble, Rough Diamonds, What You Hear Is What You Get: The Best of Bad Company, Live in Concert 1977 & 1979, Live at Wembley, Stories Told & Untold, In Concert: Merchants of Cool, Company of Strangers, Hard Rock Live, Fame and Fortune, Live in Albuquerque 1976, 10 from 6, The Original Bad Company Anthology, Shot Down on Safari, Inside Bad Company 1974–1982, Live at Wembley Arena 2010, Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy: The Very Best Of Bad Company, The Hits

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